EugeneRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Eugene jobs

Staff Software Engineer - Email Engineering

Company: ZenDesk
Location: Remote
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary

The Zendesk Email Platform team is looking for a Staff Software Engineer with experience building and maintaining large-scale SAAS systems. We send and receive millions of emails a day and our customers rely on us to keep email processing and notification sending fast and free of errors. You are a phenomenal fit if you have deep technical experience, experience working on large-scale systems, and technology leadership skills.

What you'll be doing

  • Write, test, and maintain code used by millions of people worldwide

  • Continually improve your and your colleagues' code through peer review and pair programming and mentor and support members of your team

  • Help define observability and reliability standards for our systems

  • Craft and improve documentation for the team and throughout Zendesk

  • Partner with stakeholders and collaborators across the product development organization

  • Estimate and prioritize work based on trade-offs and collaboration with business partners, ensuring our future as well as current needs are addressed

  • Enforce engineering best practices when designing, building and maintaining our systems

What you bring to the role


  • A love for learning and applying your knowledge: supporting your team to increase its collective expertise.

  • A good appreciation of application development and testing, refactoring and agile practices.

  • Beautifully clean, efficient and maintainable code and are committed to maintaining and improving our high availability and performance standards.

  • Demonstrable experience with coding large-scale backend code in a dynamic language like Ruby or Javascript

  • An understanding of front-end technologies (React/Redux, CSS frameworks a plus)

  • Experience with relational and key-value data stores and messaging & queueing systems (Kafka, SQS)

  • Experience with system design at scale


  • Experience with cloud infrastructure technologies - we use AWS - infrastructure as code, Kubernetes, etc.

  • Familiarity with email standards (and how they're broken), and technologies like SPF, DKIM & DMARC

  • Experience working with distributed systems

Tech Stack

  • We write code mostly in Ruby, Golang, Javascript

  • We run our services with a mix of Kuberntes and EC2 all running in AWS.

  • Our services use Elasticache/Redis, MySql (Aurora), SQS, Lambda, Kafka, and other AWS services.

About Zendesk - Champions of Customer Service

Zendesk started the customer experience revolution in 2007 by enabling any business around the world to take their customer service online. Today, Zendesk is the champion of great service everywhere for everyone, and powers billions of conversations, connecting more than 100,000 logos with hundreds of millions of customers over telephony, chat, email, messaging, social channels, communities, review sites and help centers. Zendesk products are built with love to be loved. The company was conceived in Copenhagen, Denmark, built and grown in California, taken public in New York City, and today employs more than 4,000 people across the world. Learn more at

We believe in service. Learn more about how we provide support to our local communities with volunteering, grants and product donations.

Zendesk is an equal opportunity employer, and we're proud of our ongoing efforts to foster global diversity, equity, & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment and employees at Zendesk are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer. If you are based in the United States and would like more information about your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

Zendesk endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans pursuant to applicable federal and state law. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to submit this application, complete any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participate in the employee selection process, please send an e-mail to with your specific accommodation request.

By submitting your application, you agree that Zendesk may collect your personal data for recruiting, global organization planning, and related purposes. Zendesk's Candidate Privacy Notice explains what personal information Zendesk may process, where Zendesk may process your personal information, its purposes for processing your personal information, and the rights you can exercise over Zendesk's use of your personal information.

Keywords: ZenDesk, Eugene , Staff Software Engineer - Email Engineering, Other , Remote, Oregon

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Oregon jobs by following @recnetOR on Twitter!

Eugene RSS job feeds